Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween everyone! It's Mylee's first Halloween and we're being party poopers because we already celebrated it twice. We went to an awesome Halloween party last week and we just finished up the ward trunk or treat carnival last weekend. Our family always likes to keep to a theme with our costumes, so this year Austin's idea was to do "Green Acres". I was the darling "Lisa" and Austin was "Oliver" and Mylee was our pet pig Alfredina (Alfred's cousin). Of coarse Mylee was the cutest. We decorated our trunk like a barn and had the theme song to Green Acres playing in the background. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to charm the judges, but we had fun anyway and it was a great time. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Austin's even wearing real cowboy boots.

We have some more exciting news to share about Mylee. She took her first two steps today! She's not even 8 months old and she's almost walking. Crazy. I know it will be the end of my world when she really starts to walk, but how can stop her. It's too exciting to watch them grow and learn. She also started to wave hello and good bye and she'll clap her hands together. It's so cute. I know, I admit I'm a pretty proud mommy. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I just had to tell you the latest about our family adventures. Last Monday was a special day for our little girl. We took her to her first basket ball game. The Phoenix Suns were playing the Utah Jazz, so we decided to check it out. Mylee had a great time yelling and screaming. She cheered for both the Suns and the Jazz, but in the end the Sun,I'm sorry to say, slaughtered the Jazz. It was so fun.

Mylee is also having fun on her new toy. I've been eyeing this cool car thing at Costco for a while and we finally broke down and bought it. It's so cool, I'm even jelous. You can ride it, or push it, or push buttons and make fun noises.

Pretty soon she'll be driving everywhere.

Mylee has another reason to scream because we just found out that her new cousin is going to be a little boy! Austin's sister is expecting a little boy right around Mylee's first birthday. We can't wait.

Austin just put in his application for his clerkships next year, so we'll keep you posted on where we're headed next. Love you all.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Mylee becomes a Big Girl

Sorry it's been a while since I've updated our blog. We've just been pretty busy with trips and school and now that Mylee's crawling I don't get a lot of sit down time. Yep she's everywhere now, crawling and climbing up anything she can. Her favorite game is chasing Skipper around the house trying to grab his tail. I don't think it's Skipper's idea of fun, but atleast he gets some attention.
Mylee has begun to eat cereal and baby food, and of course anything else she can sneek into her mouth when we're not looking. Her latest scandal is playing with Skipper's food and water. We have to hide it from her now so she won't be tempted.
Mylee has also sprouted a couple of teeth. They're the two front bottom teeth and they look pretty good. She loves to feel them with her tongue. I can't believe she's almost 7 months old already.

Austin just started his 3rd year rotations and seems to be loving the hands on experience. His first rotation is dermatology at the VA Hospital and he's learning alot. We are already deciding 4th year rotations and it looks like we're going to be on the road quite a bit. The three clerkships we're pretty sure about are Worcester, MA, St. Louis, MO, and Tacoma, WA. East coast, midwest, and west coast, I'm way excited. I hope everything will work out.

I'm just keeping busy doing mom stuff. I still teach a couple of violin students and I've started to babysit a 4 1/2 month old little boy 3 times a week. It keeps me busy. Well, hopefully I'll stay more on the ball and keep our blog better updated.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

We recently traveled down to Tucson, AZ to pick up another new car. After we had just bought the Honda Pilot, Austin found an Acura MDX for sale down in Tucson that he decided he wanted even more, so we put our Pilot up for sale and a week later we had an offer from a family in Tucson. So we were on our way to Tucson to drop of our Pilot and drive home the Acura. I know what your thinking, those Muranaka's are crazy, but hey, we got a pretty awesome car. It only took selling 4 cars, 2 trips to California and one trip to Tucson to get it, that's all. I just want to clarify that none of this was my idea, it was all Austin, but being the supportive wife I am I followed my husband over 800 miles to get his dream car. I don't think we'll be getting a new car for a long long time so I guess it's a good thing that we found a car we're very happy with.
As for the rest of the family news, Mylee is rolling all over the place. I can't leave her alone for a second. She now loves to lie on her stomach when she's asleep, which of coarse makes me nervous, but she's been doing okay. The other day I came in to check on her and she was asleep with her legs tucked up under and her little bum in the air. It was so adorable. I'll have to take a picture. some time.
Also this last week, Austin took his big board test. It was supper hard, but I'm sure he'll do fine. We're both just happy it's over and done with. Now I get my husband back and he can focus on the rest of his school work and being a dad.
Thanks for everyone's love and support always, we love you all.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Mylee's 4th of July

We had a great 4th of July this year. We were in San Diego picking up our new car so we thought we'd make it a little get away. We flew into San Diego yesterday morning, picked up our car aroung noon and then we headed to the beach. Little did we know that everyone and their dog would be there too for the 4th of July. It took about two hours to finally find a parking spot. We only had to park about two miles from the beach, but it was a beautiful day so we didn't mind the walk. When we finally got to the beach we were starving and the only place around was little snack shack, so we grabbed a burger.
Mylee liked the beach. She wasn't crazy about the water, it was pretty cold, but she still had fun. We just sat near the edge and let the waves come up to our feet. Mylee was an official beach baby. She was so cute.
After our little adventure, we left paradise the next morning to return to the desert. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Mylee found her toes

The other day Mylee discovered she could touch her toes. She can stuff them all in her little mouth. It's so cute watching her develop these new things. I can't wait to see what's next. Yesterday before church she laughed for the first time. It didn't last very long, but it was sooooo cute. This morning I made her giggle even longer.
For the Forth of July we are heading to California to pick up our new car. We're going to spend some time at the beach, so I'll be sure to take lots of pictures of Mylee playing in the sand and in the ocean.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mylee's trip to the lake

Yesterday, Mylee and I took some of the young women in our ward to Lake Pleasant for a water skiing activity. It was Mylee's first trip to the lake and she loved it. We played in the water and then she took a long nap while mom had fun riding the tubes.
We had a great time.
Austin has been trying to introduce Mylee to the piano. She's starting to play a little bit, but I think she needs some more practice. You can already tell that she really enjoys making music. I'm so excited to see what she does with that love of music.
Well I'll try to keep this more update with new pictures. See ya.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Mylee's Summer Blog

This morning took Mylee to the pool and while we were playing Mylee went under the water for the first time. She did pretty well. She was a little surprised but she wasn't too mad at me. Tonight I'm going to take a class on infant messages. Hopefully Mylee will like it.
I think She's getting close to teething because she's been drooling like crazy. I hope it's not too soon.
Austin only has a couple more weeks until his board exams. He's been working really hard and I'm sure he'll pass, no problem, but it's been pretty stressful around here the past few weeks. But no matter how stressed he is, Mylee always seems to cheer him up.
By the way, Mylee is officially sleeping through the night which I have been absolutely thrilled with. She's so good!
See ya later, we all miss you guys.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Yesterday Mylee and I went for a little swim. She was absolutely adorable just floating around in her little blow-up fishy having the time of her life. She loves the water and since it had been so hot that day the water was nice and warm. We took a few pictures of the little princess lounging around. Isn't she cute.
This morning during breakfast we set Mylee on the table in her new bebe pod and she began to tell us and amazing story. For about 20 minutes she just gooed and squeaked. She's having so much fun discovering her vocal chords. Sometimes I think she's trying to sing me a song but it comes out just a little squeaky. Well, we'll keep you posted on all of her majesty's cuteness.